I've been here twice and, apart from the Old Dublin on Francis St in the '80s, there hasn't been anywhere like it. The first time I wandered in for lunch and I suppose, old fashionedly, waited for service. Happily, the man I imagine is either the owner or manager, recognised this, greeted me and brought me to a table, gave me menus and offered me water. I ordered a glass of red wine and the confit duck wrap and it was tasty, duck and wine. My second visit was for the Sunday brunch menu and this time I brought a friend. She had the goat's cheese salad and I had the seafood chowder. We both had glasses of Swallow's Tail Chenin blanc. She loved the salad and its unobtrusive vinaigrette. I found the chowder brimming with chunks of fish, white and smoked, plenty of cubed vegetables and a sauce that was neither cloying or heavy but flavoursome and appetising. Of course, no brunch is worth its sea salt without a brace of alcohol, a hair of the dog cocktail like a Bloody Mary but,regretfully, as loving as it was prepared, it lacked the Tabasco bite I like and asked for, the one cloud on an otherwise sunny day. Will I return? Absolutely. They've started doing evening meals and I'm going to be a regular. MoreOpenTable Diner -
Drop Dead Twice is Dublin's first and only Bring Your Own Cocktail Bar. Not familiar with the concept? Fear not, we’re here to bring you up to speed now..
Drop Dead Twice invite you to join them equipped with a bottle of your favourite spirit and a group of your favourite people. On arrival their super-talented team will talk your group through their likes, dislikes and how adventurous you're all feeling. Over the course of your session your mixologist will draw on their expertise, using a combination of fresh and homemade ingredients to create a selection of bespoke cocktails just for you and your group.
Slots can be booked online - €25 for 2 hours requires a naggin (200ml) and earns you 4 cocktails, €30 for 3 hours requires a shoulder (350ml) and earns you 6-7 cocktails.
You can also avail of their mid-week offers on Wednesday and Thursday where 2 hours is €15 and 3 hours is €25.More